Heritage Foundation Director of Foreign Policy, Luke Coffey says, "I think numerous countries in the region were looking for strong USA leadership and I think President Trump, the message he sent [while visiting Saudi Arabia] delivered that".
The demands are apparently aimed at dismantling Qatar's interventionist foreign policy which has incensed conservative Arab peers over its alleged support for Islamists they regard as threats to their dynastic rule.
They also imposed a trade blockade of Qatar, a travel ban on Qatari nationals, and even deported 15,000 Qatari-owned camels from their summer pastures in Saudi Arabia.
On Sunday, he urged GCC nations to sit together to work out the dispute, adding that "a lowering of rhetoric would also help ease the tension".
The demands regarding Al-Jazeera, the Doha-based satellite broadcaster, state that Qatar must also shut down all affiliates.
They accused Qatar of aiding terrorist groups and Iran - charges it denied. Corker said Monday, June 26, 2017, that he'll withhold approval of US weapons sales to several Middle Eastern allies until there is a clear path for settling a diplomatic crisis with Qatar.
"The airspace, land and sea of our country will always be open to Qatar as a brotherly and neighboring country", Rouhani stated. One sale already cleared by Congress was for up to $350 billion in precision-guided munitions and other offensive weapons to Saudi Arabia.
Echoing similar views, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the ongoing isolation of Qatar was "unacceptable" and he reiterated the country's support to Qatar. The conflict between the Arab countries and Qatar should be settled by diplomatic means on the basis of balance of interests, a high-ranking source at the Russian Foreign Ministry told TASS on Saturday.